About Water Initiatives

Access to safe, clean water is a basic human right, yet hundreds of millions of people worldwide live without it.

In a variety of academic disciplines, thought leaders among our faculty, staff and students have established Marquette University as a center for study, exploration, discussion and education related to critical water issues facing Milwaukee, the Great Lakes region, the United States and the world.

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Global Water Center

Global Water Center

Led by The Water Council, the Global Water Center houses water-related research facilities for universities, existing water-related companies and accelerator space for emerging companies.

Water Law and Policy Initiative

The Water Law and Policy Initiative

Water Law and Policy Initiative seeks to help establish the Law School and, more broadly, Marquette University as a center for study, exploration, discussion and education concerning water issues.

Water Quality Center

Water Quality Center

The Water Quality Center brings together researchers, industries, government agencies, private foundations and others to solve problems related to lake, river and groundwater quality.